All Blog Posts Tagged 'engineering' (92)

A Three-Part 'Coffee Chat' With a Guided Motion Expert

We recently spent time with one of our applications engineers, Dan Fletcher, to go over some basic info about choosing and sizing our DualVee linear bearings. That conversation turned into a three-part series we shared on our blog. We invite you to check it out!

Part I: Spec'ing a Guide Wheel

PRECISION AND SPEED are two factors are critical when choosing what linear guide system works best for your needs. Many other factors have to be taken into…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on October 10, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Xilinx is hiring

Xilinx Inc. will invest $50 million to expand its electronics engineering operations, located at the company’s EMEA headquarters in Dublin and Cork, Ireland. The company will recruit 45 senior silicon and electronics engineering staff for its regional headquarters in Dublin and for its engineering center in Cork. A further 15 staffers will be hired across a broad range of disciplines supporting the continued growth of Xilinx in Ireland.

The new investment is supported by Irish…


Added by Natasha Townsend on July 6, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments


T’is the season where we hear the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance. The one song that never gets old. Exuberating throughout the atmosphere where the graduation ceremony is being held, are feelings of pride, joy, and relief (mostly for parents). Happy are the graduates’ whom have completed their curriculum laid out before them. As a reward for their recent achievements, diplomas and certificates acknowledge graduates’ completion of their program. Congratulations!

Now that the fanfare…


Added by Natasha Townsend on June 7, 2012 at 7:48am — No Comments

Optimize your designs with the innovation BOM

Product development is never as easy as going from “What's the market solution” to “what's the engineering design”  - there are many decisions in the middle that need to be made around the general design, tech requirements, and main components. (For example - - How’s the chassis going to come together, what’s the power supply, how is it going to communicate?)

You probably use Excel for this. At many companies, or on startup teams, you might even find yourselves sitting around in a…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on June 6, 2012 at 6:15pm — 1 Comment

Meet Our Engineering Interns, Shail and Naasik

Some fresh faces joined us this month at Bishop-Wisecarver! Everyone, meet our two new engineering interns, Shail and Naasik. The marketing department got a boost too in the form of Eleanor, an intern who'll help us with our communications and branding efforts.

We established the…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 30, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

We're Hiring! Looking for an Engineer, Sales Managers and a Sales Territory Manager

Bishop-Wisecarver — inventor of the DualVee Guide Wheel Technology and industry leader in guided motion products — continues to grow, and we're adding to our sales force and engineering department to keep up with our progress. Check out our Careers page online to read the job descriptions and apply. We look forward to hearing from you!


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 16, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Should a new component revision trigger a new assembly revision?

At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap it out for a totally different component, how far up does that revision need to go?

This is sort of a tricky question to answer with some major…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on May 15, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

INFOGRAPHIC: A Brief Look at the 2012 FIRST Robotics Competition

Check out our latest infographic — this time about one of our favorite organizations!

We would post the image right here, but it's taking too long to upload! Click through to download it straight from our website.

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on May 4, 2012 at 10:20am — 3 Comments

We're accepting applications for our paid internship program!

Bishop-Wisecarver just announced the launch of a paid engineering and manufacturing internship program, which starts this summer.



Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on April 18, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

The Chain Gang: All About Chain-Actuated Linear Guides

Solve our Motion Monday challenge to win a prize ... [ CLICK HERE ]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on March 27, 2012 at 8:05am — No Comments

What's better? A formal or an informal change process?

There's a lot of give and take when it comes to setting up a change process, and a lot of factors that determine if your process should be highly formalized, or loosely managed.

A loose change process, where individual engineers have the discretion to either expedite change requests or make immediate revisions, exposes your product to unintended consequences - - including costly scrap and rework at best and field failures at worst. But excessive review slows down the iterative process…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on March 15, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Balls Screw vs. Lead Screw — Compared and Contrasted

Haven't seen our latest infographic? It's definitely worth a glance ...

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 29, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Linear Motion Technology in Woodworking CNC Machines

A lot of CNC machines use up to 100 DualVee guide wheels and the track to match. We talked to one of our design engineers about why and how in today's "Coffee Chat."

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 24, 2012 at 2:09pm — No Comments

What could you do with a Google for electronic parts?

One of the biggest stressors of putting together a protoype (in my eyes) is finding all the parts you need, getting the datasheets, etc, etc, and building that first draft of the BOM. If it's at least easy to find the parts you're looking for, with information on multiple distributors, it makes the job a bit easier.


To that end, I want to share a new tool I have caught wind of, as part of my work at…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on February 21, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Hey New York, Did You See People Flying Over Your Skyline?

We can tell you who/what they were in today's tweets of the week post! 

[ Read that here ... ]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on February 3, 2012 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

Who Was Your Mentor?

January is National Mentoring Month, so we caught up with Bishop-Wisecarver founder and inventor of the DualVee Guide Wheel Bud Wisecarver to ask him who he considers his greatest mentor. [ Here's what he told us ... ]…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 31, 2012 at 9:01am — No Comments

How engineering contributes to new product introduction

I just wrote a post on the Arena Blog about big picture questions to ask when launching a new product.

Answering these questions (what is the overall expected revenue, are there additional headcount needs, etc) is often the job of…


Added by Alyssa Sittig on January 25, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

We're Looking for an Engineer!

We're hiring, and one of the positions is for a Mechatronics Engineer. CLICK HERE to check out our career page and download the job description!

Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 17, 2012 at 2:24pm — No Comments

A Look Inside Dean Kamen's Home

We recently attended the kickoff for the FIRST Robotics Competition — a national event in which high school students design and build robots to compete in a sort of tech Olympics. It's an awesome program and we're proud to sponsor it! One thing we geeked out about, too, was that we got to talk to renowned inventor Dean Kamen — and even got a tour of his massive home.…


Added by Jennifer Wadsworth on January 17, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

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